Blue Jays’ Tim Mayza needs Tommy John after suffering torn UCL

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Tim Mayza (58) pitches to the Detroit Tigers. (Frank Gunn/CP)

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Tim Mayza will require Tommy John surgery after suffering a torn UCL in Friday night’s game against the New York Yankees.

Mayza, 27, will miss the entire 2020 season.

With one on and none out in the top of the 10th inning on Friday, Mayza delivered a pitch to outfielder Cameron Maybin. The pitch was wild and Mayza immediately grabbed his pitching arm. Team trainer Nikki Huffman went to the mound and accompanied Mayza off the field after a brief conversation.

Ryan Tepera replaced Mayza, who had a 4.91 ERA with 55 strikeouts in 51.1 innings entering play Friday.

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